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‘Major flaws’ as state transitions former foster children to Medicaid managed care ‘Major flaws’ as state transitions former foster children to Medicaid managed care

‘Major flaws’ as state transitions former foster children to Medicaid managed care

An estimated 2,500 children and young adults in Illinois who had been in the custody of the state’s foster care system within the last year abruptly lost their health coverage on Feb. 1. That was just one of many problems that occurred over the weekend when the state shifted some 19,000 former foster children into its privatized “managed care” health coverage system.

Tax amnesty program nets more than $60 million more than expected Tax amnesty program nets more than $60 million more than expected

Tax amnesty program nets more than $60 million more than expected

A tax amnesty program created during the passage of last year’s state operating budget has brought in nearly $240 million — approximately $60 million more than was expected — the Illinois Department of Revenue announced Tuesday.

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ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS:
ONE-ON-ONE WITH GOV. JB PRITZKER

 With the new fiscal year closing in, Gov. JB Pritzker takes a look at the spring 2024 legislative session, new Early Childhood Department, future of Logan Correctional Center and more. Recorded at the studios of Northwestern University’s Medill School. Hosted by Jak Tichenor and CNI Broadcast Director Jennifer Fuller.

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